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"Jump and Jive" with Ballroom Dance Company April 12-13

The Brigham Young University Department of Dance presents the annual “Ballroom in Concert” with the BYU Ballroom Dance Company Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center, including a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $18 for floor seating and are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, byutickets.com, 801-422-BYU1 or 1-800-322-BYU1.

This year’s concert features 160 dancers from the largest collegiate ballroom dance program in the world performing in the 31st annual ballroom dance concert.

The show opener will set the stage for the flavor of the concert, which is titled “Jump and Jive.” The concert will feature new numbers as well as the return of the fan-favorite comedy tango, “La Comparsita.”

Other highlights of the concert include a tribute to the roaring ’20s with “Paris Swing Box,” choreographed by renowned swing specialist Christian Perry; “Roman’s Cha Cha Cha,” choreographed by Roman Kutskyy and Anna Kovalova; and a new theatre arts piece from Lee Wakefield titled “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”

The team has won the U.S. Formation Dance Champion Team title consecutively since 1982, and since 1971 has received 21 first-place awards at the British Open Ballroom Dance Competition. The company has performed in 31 states in the U.S. and in 30 countries in Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and the South Pacific.

Next month, the BYU Ballroom Dance Company will present its Blackpool Championships Premiere Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall May 10.

For more information, contact Claudia Hill, 801-422-1687 or visit pam.byu.edu and click on the Ballroom Dance Company link.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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